Three new garden designers - Lee Bukhill, Flo Headlam and Chris Hull – are all joining BBC Daytime’s Garden Rescue presenting team of experts.
‘Garden Ninja’ Lee Burkhill will be the first to appear on screen alongside Charlie Dimmock, Arit Anderson and the Rich brothers, Harry and David Rich, when the new episodes of Garden Rescue begin on BBC Daytime later this month from Monday 24 May (3.45pm, BBC One).
Lee Burkhill is a multi-award-winning Garden Designer, Garden Blogger, vlogger, presenter and general plant enthusiast based in North West England.
Lee says: “It’s really exciting to be joining the Garden Rescue team and to have the opportunity to inspire the public with fantastic designs and gardening tips.”
Flo Headlam and Chris Hull began filming with Garden Rescue in early May. They will first appear in the seventh series of the programme, alongside Charlie Dimmock and Lee Burkhill, when it airs in 2022.
The news comes as Arit Anderson and the Rich brothers have decided to leave the programme after this year, however they will continue to feature in the latest series starting this month.
Flo Headlam was part of the Gardeners’ World presenting team between 2016-2019, and she has worked as a professional gardener since 2012, after studying general horticulture and garden design.
Flo says: “I am very excited to be joining the Garden Rescue family and am looking forward to adding my horticulture flavour and having some fun with the other designers.”
Chris Hull has over 10 years’ industry experience working on high-end residential, public realm and community-based projects throughout the UK and abroad. His early training in ecology and conservation means these are a huge consideration for him, and are incorporated in the work he carries out.
Chris says: “It’s fantastic to be joining the team and a great opportunity to make an impact to people’s lives, through fun and creative garden design.”
Alex McLeod, Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime and Early Peak, says: “I am so excited to welcome Lee, Chris and Flo to our Garden Rescue family and I can’t wait for viewers to enjoy their fantastic garden designs. I’d also like to say a big thank you to Harry, David and Arit whose passion and creativity have made the show what it is today.”